Fashion show and Fingers chicken dinner fund raisers planned to benefit Kelly’s Place

September is a big month for Kelly’s Place, The CanDid House, thanks to local support and two major fund raising efforts – a Fall Fashion Show in downtown Rockford on September 18th and a nostalgic journey back to Fingers Restaurant charity dinner at Beacon Hill at Eastgate in Grand Rapids on September 22nd. Building Kelly’s […]

Because Rockford Cares

We’d like to say thank you to a community so full of love for their neighbors that you may feel like skimming right over this, because you’re so used to reading about these types of events in our town.  But we all may need a few reminders. By now you’re probably aware of the Pletzkes, […]

Assumption BVM parish centennial celebration hits the streets

by Jim Wisnewski Children, playing in their yards, called to their parents “Mommy, daddy come and see the horsies!” Bicyclists on the White Pine Trail stopped to let the horse and wagon roll through on Rogue River Road and people gathered in their yards to wave and take pictures. It isn’t often that you see […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

Terry Konkle – President   If any readers happened to be in downtown Rockford Tuesday (August 13) afternoon, they would have seen a sight that does not occur very often. Two stoves were moved on red dolly carts from our old museum to the new location. They were very heavy and hard to lift up […]

Fifteen and Still Going Strong! Mitchell’s Run thru Rockford

Mitchell’s Run thru Rockford 5K Run/Walk and Kids for Kids K is celebrating its 15th year on Saturday August 17th in downtown Rockford. While it is hard to improve on this great event, the MRTR Committee has done just that with a few changes made to the Pre-Registered/Late Registration held the Friday night before the […]